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Fire officials identify woman killed in Western Branch house fire

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Chesapeake, Va. - Officials tell NewsChannel 3 one person died in a house fire located in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake on Thursday.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Lisa R. Dial of Chesapeake, Virginia. Dial was found deceased in a first-floor bedroom of her home, located in the 1800 Block of Crossbow Court.

Chesapeake firefighters were dispatched to the fire shortly before 4:30 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2012. They arrived approximately nine minutes later to find light smoke showing from the rear of the two-story home. Dial was found inside the home as firefighters conducted an interior search.

Officials say the home sustained fire damage to one first-floor bedroom and smoke damage throughout.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, possibly related to combustibles being too close to a heat source.

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